Napa Nostalgia: Ashes & Diamonds Winery

Ashes & Diamonds Winery is giving me all the Mad Men feels (misus the misogony)…

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Winner, Winner, Prime Rib Dinner

I pretend I can cook insta-worthy 5-course meals, but in reality left over Chinese food, Barilla pasta, or just chugging Champagne often constitutes dinner...

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Living for DaTerra

These wines are alive; they've got the spunk of Maggie Smith in Downton and the verve of a Bruno Mars video

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RuPaul's Wine Pairing

Ladies, start your engins, and may the best wine, WIN!

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O.G. Napa Valley

I have heard “our wines are Old World style” in Napa more times than I’ve heard “I’m here for the right reasons” on the Bachelor...

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A LOCAL SOMMELIER'S GUIDE TO NAPA

I wrote about how Napa does Napa over at City Scout Mag...

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I Drank A Wine Cooler And I Liked It

Forget slapping the bag: boxed and canned wines are rapidly emerging as an acceptably classy mechanism for insobriety.

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Hot Beats - Hot Juice

Both are experimental forces to be reckoned with; they confuse and delight the senses with chewy texture, popping floral notes and gritty licks. 

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Darling Nikki

If this wine could wink at you it would, right after biting its lower lip...

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Salty Mermaid Juice

If you too, daydreamed about being Ariel when you were little, pack this wine in a Swell bottle and sip it in the ocean, because this is straight mermaid juice.   

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En Garde: I'll Let You Try My Wei Chi Style

"Wei Chi" is a Sémillon from Lake County, and what's more gangster than California Sémillon?

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I'm a Pepper

The Rabasco "Cancelli" tastes like a cigar dipped in Dr. Pepper; which is exactly what I imagine Bread's tour bus smelled like...

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Rubble or Terroir?

Both these things make me want to dance. And not in a cute, choreographed way either; in a head banging, jumping on the bed in my underwear kinda way...

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Amélie Fleurie: A Dream Sequence

This pairing was like a dream sequence from a 1940's musical; quirky, tragic, classic and flirty all at once...

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Swipe Right

Finding the right wine can feel as impossible as finding the right guy on Tinder...

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"The Vouvrito": A Comfortable Resolution

Order a greasy burrito, pop open some Chenin Blanc, and don't be sorry...

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A Wine Pairing for Gen X

There are some days when "meh" pretty much sums it up...

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Scenes From A Dinner Party

Why drinking with strangers is a good idea...

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Wine Lifestyle

Most people pair food with wine. I like to pair wine with vibes, location, music, weather and friends...

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The Sea Was Here

If you have been to Portofino in Luguri, Italy, you know how re-god-damn-diculously beautiful it is...

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